Crazy Good Airfare to Europe – $400-ish Round Trip!

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There have been unusually cheap economy airfares available to Europe for about a week now – as in the lowest I have seen in a long time on traditional carriers minus mistake fares. I thought I was hot stuff getting $600-ish round trip tickets to Spain a couple years ago, but these flights to Europe are in the $400-ish realm for round trip travel!


The exact cities and airlines available has been changing a bit day to day as airlines respond to each others fares, so it is worth some price checking on Google Flights,Orbitz, or your airline fare search website of choice to see exactly what is available.

This morning I see flights available on American Airlines to Zurich, Munich, Frankfurt, Vienna, and Brussels for under $500 round trip from the United cities of Houston, Denver, San Francisco, Washington Dulles, Cleveland, Newark, and Chicago.

These may very well not last long, so book now and make use of the 24 hour cancelation policy if needed.

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There are available dates spanning from fall 2016 through spring 2017 with certain peak travel dates not available at those prices so use flexible date searching if you can. Many of the flights I am seeing offered at a discount are actually operated by British Airways, but you can only get the best price by booking through American Airlines (so no stacking the AARP and BA Visa discounts on top).

The base fares on these tickets seems to range from $50 – $100, so it doesn’t get much cheaper than that! If you are traveling with a child make sure to enter their age correctly as is typical with international flights, their fares will probably be a bit cheaper than the adults.

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These discounted flights are bookable on Orbitz or the flight booking site of your choice, and remember you can pay with a card and then redeem points to offset some or all of the charge to take advantage of low fares and using points! With prices this low that probably makes more sense than using airline miles in most cases!

As long as you are okay going to Europe in coach, these are really fantastic deals!

Thanks to View From the Wing for sharing that these fares are still around today.

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  1. Nice. I like these fare wars.
    I’m still looking for some better business fares from the Midwest to London. Seems like DFW and ORD have missed out on some of those lately. I did manage to snag two business Air France tickets to Istanbul for next Spring from IAH for like $1,300 each last week though.

  2. Nice sale! Looking for IAH to London for thanksgiving. The flight to Vienna stops in London. If only we didn’t need to check luggage! Family travel struggles.

  3. When booking these cheap fares, is it better to earn AA mileage or BA mileage? All travel will be after the AA changes.

  4. There were also some nice Icelandair fares to Paris, London, Frankfurt, Munich and Copenhagen! I just got 4 tickets (2 adults + 2 childs) for C$500 each for Montreal-London and then Paris-Montreal via KEF in fall!

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